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  1. Suits: the Quality Checklist

    Whether you are just beginning to build your first core wardrobe, or whether you have a closet full of suits, it's a good idea to review this Quality Checklist when you shop to be sure that you are getting your money's worth. A suit that is ill-made or does not fit properly will not help you present the image you want to present to the world. You are not likely to wear such a suit often, even if you can't put your finger on just what is wrong with it. The badly-made suit will gradually move to the back of your closet, where it will take up room without adding to your style repertoire. photo by Wonderlane When you are shopping for a suit, be sure to look for these items:   The Fabric Whatever fabric your suit may be made of, it should not feel overly stiff or heavy. It should have a flexible, yielding "hand" or feel to it, and should drape well without being flimsy or cheap. The Lapels Your lapels should not have any evidence of wrinkling, and have a slight roll or curve where they fold away from the suit. The Lining Don't waste your money on a suit jacket that is not fully lined. A well-tailored lining will hang smoothly about 1/4 inch above the bottom edge of the coat. The Pattern If your jacket is made of a patterned fabric such as a pinstripe or a windowpane plaid, check that the patterns line up at the pockets and on the back where the collar meets the back of the coat. About Those Pockets... Make sure they hang nice and smooth without any bunching or wrinkles.  And please...empty them out when you take off the suit! . Continue reading →
  2. Suits--the Core Wardrobe

        It's a great thing to have a closet full of sharp suits to wear. To be able to express yourself with fashion and add your own personal flair to your style.  But many a young man comes fresh out of college with a closet full of sweatpants and t-shirts, unprepared to face the world of work and...
  3. Protect Your Investment

    When you invest in your wardrobe, getting great value in a suit is only the first step. Here are some tips for protecting that investment and making sure those suits look great for as long as you want to wear them.         Keep it clean, but be careful how you do it Never launder a suit--suits are...
  4. What are "Super" Wools?

    It's hard to go far in looking at men's fashion without coming up against the "Super" wools. Super wool is a trade name that traditionally described fabrics made of the finest wool available, typically merino wool (wool from the merino sheep). Nowadays the term can also be used for wool blends.  The Super wool fabrics are classified with an S...
  5. Suit Fabrics, Continued

    In our last post, we talked about some of the fabric types you might run into when shopping for a suit. In this post, we continue with more fabric types.   Poplin  Poplin is a lightweight plain-weave fabric, usually made from cotton. It is sometimes called tabinet. Because cotton dyes easily, suits made from poplin are available in a much...
  6. Suit Fabrics Explained

    Traditionally most suits were made of wool because of its durability, looks and ability to hold a tailored shape. These days, many suits are made of wool blends and synthetic or natural fibers that are not wool. These new and old fabrics can go by a bewildering variety of names. Here is a primer on some of the more common...
  7. Steal the Trend Without Having to Rob a Bank

    Here at Clothing Connection Online we’ve been following the news about Men’s Fashion Week with interest, of course, because men’s fashion is a passion of ours.  Esquire Magazine online has come up with a great post called 10 Trends to Steal from Fashion Week... Right Now  Their editorial staff has come up with 10 trends from fashion week and given...
  8. What Size Suit Should I Buy?

    Many gentlemen know their suit size, but if you are a young man shopping for his first suit or if you have not shopped for suits for a long time, finding your proper suit size may seem like a mystery.  However, it is actually very simple, as outlined in these steps:   1)      Size. All our suits have a “6...
  9. Thanksgiving Day Sale Ends Tomorrow

    If you thought you missed out on the best deals, there's still time to take advantage of our Thanksgiving Day Sale. The sale ends tomorrow. Ties from $9.97. Smokey Joe's Walking Suits from $39.97. Suits from $59.97....and those are just a few examples. For advanced notifications of our sales,join our mailing list. Follow us on Twitter  
  10. It's our BIGGEST Thanksgiving Day Sale Ever!

    You've waited all year for our biggest sale of the year! This year, we are slashing prices like never before! This sale is too big to put everything in this email. To see the full sale, Click Here.   All items are available on a first come first served basis. Shop early for the best selection!   Shop the SALE Now...

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